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The Republique Gabonaise straddles the Equator.
Gabon Background, Getting Around Gabon, Language & Culture, Libreville,
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Countries neighbouring Gabon are: Equatorial
Guinea, Cameroon and Republic of Congo.
This former French colony gained its independence on August 17,
Much of the Gabonese Republic is covered in tropical rainforest and
bisected by rivers. The principal river being the Ogooue, which is navigable from the
Atlantic Ocean to Ndjole.
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Libreville, on the Gabon River estuary, is the capital and major
port of the Gabonese Republic.
Founded by liberated slaves at the site of a French mission in 1849,
Libreville was originally called Gabon.
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Hotels in Libreville
Le Meridien Re-Ndama:
PO Box 4064 Libreville, Gabon.
Le Meridien Re-Ndama is a five star hotel with a sea front location
in Libreville; ideal for combining business with pleasure. Guests can relax at the pool,
work out in the fitness centre and unwind at Dibello Bar with live
entertainment and Jazz
Guests at the Le Meridien Re-Ndama
liked the stunning pool, excellent service and great location.
Blu Okoume Palace Hotel:
5, Boulevard de Nice, Libreville, Gabon.
The Okoume Palace is a five-star Hotel overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
A perfect place to use as a base for the exploration of Libreville and the fascinating
countryside of Gabon.
Large rooms, spotless beds and a tasty breakfast earned the Okoume
Palace Libreville Hotel rave reviews from its guests.
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Gabon by Road
Only about 8 per cent of Gabon's 7,535 km of roads, are surfaced.
A major road crosses Gabon from north to south, linking the country
with Loubomo, in the Republic of Congo, and Douala, in Cameroon.
Gabon by Rail
There is a rail link through Mbinda, in the Republic of Congo,
with the Pointe Noire- Brazzaville Line.
In 1974 construction began on the Trans Gabon Railway; with the
section between Libreville's port of Owendo and Booue being completed in 1982.
The extension to Franceville in the south-east was opened in 1986, and
a spur to the iron-ore deposits of the north-east was begun in the early 1990s.
Gabon by Boat
The River Ogooue and its tributaries, the Ivindo and Ngounie
rivers, are navigable.
The rainy seasons in Gabon are from February to April, and October to
Port-Gentil, the capital of Ogooue-Maritime Prefecture, is located in
western Gabon; on an island in the Ogooue River estuary, east of Cape Lopez.
Originally a hunting camp called Mandji-Oroungou, a French post was
established here in 1885.
The official language of Gabon is French, although the majority of
Gabonese are Bantu-speaking; the Fang, being the largest of the ethnic groups.
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